Monthly Archives: April 2008

20 Questions: With Danielle Degnan

She is a Sophomore Transfer from Hofstra University and this is her first year on the team.  She is a Sociology major and Elementary Education minor. She is caring, sweet, and one of the hardest working dancers on the team. 

Meet Danielle:
Danielle Profile

1.  What is your nickname?
DeeDee, Dee, Deed

2.  What is your guilty pleasure?
VH1 dating shows

3. What is your favorite passtime or hobby?
Horseback riding

4. Where is your favorite place on campus and why?
Mullins Center… huge! And so fun to be on the court

5.  What is your favorite movie?
The Grinch with Jim Carey

6. What is your favorite tv show?
Desperate Housewives and Greys

7. Who is your favorite dancer or choreographer?
Lanette Mcentire

8. Who is your idol?
Love Marilyn Monroe

9. What is your favorite style of dance?

10.  What is your favorite food?
Birthday cake remix from cold stone, chocolate cake and french fries 🙂

11.  What is your old studio’s name?
Boucher School of Dance

12.  Who is your celebrity crush?
Christian Baile

13. What is your favorite book?
Confessions of a Shopaholic, Queen of Babble, and Harry Potter…

14.  Where is your favorite place in the world?
On a sailboat in St. Maarten

15. What are your aspirations?
To become a professional dancer

16.  What is your favorite dance team moment?
Making the team!! And going to Daytona with all the girls!

17. What would people be surprised to know about you?

18.  How would your friends describe you?
Friendly, silly, smiley, persistent

19.  What is your favorite quote?
“Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle” Marilyn Monroe

 20. When is your birthday?
June 20th 1988

Danielle costume

NDA Nationals 2008

Here are some pictures from Nationals (April 8-14, 2008)! Enjoy!

team in warm ups
The 2007-2008 team

Mass spirit
Katie and Loren

maroon group
Danielle, Kelly, Trish, Tracy, and Chelsea

Let’s Go Umass
Ashley and Jessica

A banner at the competition

team dinner
Team Dinner

captains 07-08
Captains: Whitney, Katie, Caitlyn

group with Christie
Jessica, Ashley, Katie, Caitlyn, Caitlin, Christie (alum), Loren, Dominique

Seniors: Christine and Whitney

Kelly, Chelsea, Stephanie

Relay For Life 2008

 relay for life symbol

We got back from Nationals today and we are already jumping into our next event. 

We will be performing at Relay For Life at Amherst College this Friday night, April 18th .  The theme for groups participating in Relay For Life this year is “Around the World,” so our team will be dancing to italian music. We hope to see you there!